Balts back war, pledge non-combat troops

  • 2003-03-27
  • J. Michael Lyons
RIGAThe parliaments of Latvia and Lithuania approved deployment of peacekeeping troops to Iraq last week, symbolic steps that cement the countries' backing of military action and illustrated Baltic support for the United States. "This is an important moment for us to prove we are not a small, scared country, but one that can stand up and take part in collective international security," Prime Minister Einars Repse told lawmakers during an emergency session of the Saeima (Latvia's parliament) on March 19.Lithuania's Parliament approved troop deployment March 25, while government officials in ...
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